Ring opts for free agency

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Via Anthony McCarron, lefty reliever Royce Ring has elected to become a free agent, which is his right after being outrighted off the 40-man roster earlier this week. Ring spent most of the season with Triple-A Scranton and wasn’t able to grab hold of the second lefty reliever’s job in a brief September tryout (2.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 K). Make sure you check out our Organizational Depth Chart to see where the roster presently sits. It’s pretty bleak at the moment.

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What Went Wrong: The Return of Javy Vazquez
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  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    Good bye, fair prince. We hardly knew ye.

    Wait what?

  • Anthony Murillo

    No big loss.

  • Ted Nelson

    “It’s pretty bleak at the moment.”

    The LHRP depth or overall depth?

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Overall, the depth is okay, but it should/needs to be improved.

      If one of Gardner, Swisher, or Granderson get injured… you have Golson and Colin Curtis.

      The catching depth is fine, but the Yankees will likely look for another Chad Moeller just in case.

      The Infield depth is shaping up with Nunez ready, and Adams and Laird almost there if need be.

      We all know what’s up with the Rotation and Bullpen, those need to be a bit deeper.

      • Anthony Murillo

        It needs to be deeper and thicker

        • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

          Agreed. Depth is the one thing that looks great in the beginning of the season after trades are made and free agents are signed, but once the season ends that depth is gone.

          Remember the Sox of 2009 with Lester, Beckett, Dice-K, Buchholz, Wakefield, Penny, Smoltz and Tazawa? The Yankees ended Penny and Smoltz Sox careers, Tazawa is out long term, Buchholz was no sure thing last year and Dice K was out for a long time as well.

          • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

            Legendary depth.

            • bryan

              Legen- wait for it -dary!

          • MikeD

            Eight Aces!

            If this was the Old West, the Red Sox would be taken out back and shot!

  • bonestock94

    With this news, 2011 = rebuilding year

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    Looks at the depth chart under LHRP

    Who the hell is Steve Garrison?

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      One of Kevin Tower’s guys that he brought over from San Diego, basically.

      • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

        Thanks LaMotta.

        • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

          Please, please call me The Raging Bull, or The Bronx Bull. ;)

          Raging Bull is such a great movie, I don’t even like boxing itself that much, but it’s one of my favorite movies ever, and De Niro absolutely rocked in it.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raging_Bull

  • Ted Nelson

    I just think this is one of those spoiled Yankees fans things… Probably 20 team’s fans would kill to go into the season with the Yankees’ current (pre-offseason) depth…

    If Montero is your primary C and has a decent rookie season, the only real hole in the line-up is Nunez… but most SS stink offensively.

    CC, Hughes, Burnett, Joba, Nova, Robertson, Logan… lots of guys getting into the high minors. Obviously the Yankees will add more pitching and ML pitching depth is a noticeable weakness, but it’s not awful.

    If an OFer gets hurt, Laird isn’t the worst option. Plenty of weaker teams might have pushed him to AAA earlier and be looking for him to start the season in the bigs next season after the year he had.

    Obviously the Yankees will make some changes (and any team would probably add some pitching and a 4th OFer to the current depth chart, even if they were up against their budget), but I’ll take it.

    • Ted Nelson

      That was meant as a reply to Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook earlier comment

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan L

    DOOMED.